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The next WWME weekend in Chicagoland is...

      August 10-12th, 2018      

If you've already experienced a weekend, don't miss out on making this one special for new couples, priests, and religious! 

~ Help the Joliet I and II sharing groups with set-up and welcoming (Friday evening) and/or clean-up (Sunday)!

Call Ken ♥ Justine Burza at (815) 838-3610

~ Be a prayer couple!

Call Gerry ♥ Kathy Lindahl at (630) 988-2472

~ Write a support letter for team, the hosting community, and/or a couple from your community!

Call Tony ♥ Annette Waznonis at (815) 553-2727


SAVE THE DATE for the WEEKEND REUNION: Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 3pm at the Blanchette Center in Crest Hill, IL


WwmE are supportive!



Feed My Starving Children Service Event

WWME Chicagoland invites anyone age 5 and over to join us for an afternoon of service, where we will be packing meals for starving children.

When: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Where: 1072 National Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173

How to sign-up: Click on the link below and enter the code 1455850



WwmE are caring!


Mark your calendars for...WWME Conventions!!

Connect with other WWME family from around the regions and the world as you are enriched and entertained!


June 22-24, 2018 ~ The Westin in Lombard, IL
Celebrating 50 years of WWME! For more information and to register:


WwmE are unified!


      WWME Chicagoland Annual Family Picnic      
Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Includes Mass with Fr. Gerry!

Boy Scout Park
23729 W. Ottawa St.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Please join us for our annual family picnic.  All couples, priests, religious, and their families are invited.  Park, walking path with fishing pond, restrooms, one grill, and pavilion with picnic tables are all on site.  

Please bring a dish to share and your own meat/main course and drinks. Plates, napkins, and plasticware will be provided.


WwmE are family!


World Marriage Day Dinner Dance
An annual event sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, to celebrate marriages!

~  FEBRUARY 2019 date TBA  ~

A special thanks to the 2018 WWME Chicagoland sharing groups, our DJ Will, and the WWME Chicagoland presenting team for donating their time, talents, and treasures to make this fun event possible!  Thank you to Fr. James Curtin for welcoming WWME to St. Dennis in Lockport for Mass and a blessing of our marriages to kick-off the evening in a special way!  And thank you to all participants for celebrating marriages with us and supporting WWME Chicagoland! We hope to see you and your friends again next year!
Share your pictures from the 2018 dance on Facebook @WWMEChicagoland

WwmE are fun!


What's Up Chicagoland?

Share about personal or local parish events our WWME Chicagoland family are involved in or that promote growing in loving relationships - please share and check out "What's Up" in our WWME Chicagoland family (to add an event, e-mail


Passion & Purpose for Marriage

Dr. Allen Hunt is presenting on the key ingredients for a happy, healthy marriage.  Includes a Dynamic Catholic gift bag and live music!

October 12th, 2018 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Rd., Huntley, IL 60142

For more information visit their website



The Lynch's and Royal Family Kids Camp

Jim and Marie Lynch, from the Joliet II Sharing Group are volunteers with Royal Family Kids Camp (July 8-13).  To learn more or support them in their service click on the link below to read their letter.



WwmE are involved!


Click here for the Letter from the Lynch's



The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.


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Questions? Need more info?

Apply by phone: 630-577-0778  
WWME® Info: 630-577-0778  

Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-10:00PM  
Sat: 9:00AM-10:00PM  
Sun: 1:00PM-10:00PM  
or by email  

Apply online for a Weekend



Weekend Status
Aug 10-12, 2018 [ Elk Grove Village, IL ] Open
Oct 12-14, 2018 [ Elk Grove Village, IL ] Open
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Jul 20-22, 2018 [ Madison, WI ] Open
Sep 7-9, 2018 [ Geneva, IL ] Open
Oct 19-21, 2018 [ Brookfield, WI ] Open
Nov 9-11, 2018 [ Rockford, IL ] Open
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 [ Madison, WI ] Open


-John 13:34-35

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.